Omar Mateen: Two Women Say Orlando Nightclub Shooter Stalked Them

Luke Norris

Omar Mateen, the ISIS sympathizer who was responsible for killing 49 people in last Sunday's shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, has a long history of erratic behavior and stalking can now be included to the list.

According to CBS News, at least two women have come forward since Sunday's tragedy to recount stories of how Omar Mateen stalked them in the past. The first to speak out was Heather LaSalla of Fort Pierce, Florida, a bartender who used to work at an establishment in nearby Port St. Lucie, the same town where Mateen's father had started a nonprofit organization. Speaking with the Associated Press, LaSalla said that Omar would come to the bar nearly a decade ago, mostly by himself, and make her feel very uncomfortable.

"He was one of those guys who wouldn't leave me alone.

"He was always like a loner."

"He was always like a loner."

"He still had that weird vibe to him."
"It's just weird that he snapped like that."

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The second woman, who asked not to be identified and used the name Marie as a pseudonym, told CBS News that she encountered Omar Mateen in 2011 when he was working as a security guard at a courthouse in Port St. Lucie. She says that things with Mateen escalated quickly on the day she met him.

"The way I met him, walking into a courthouse, he held my keys as I walked in. He didn't want to give them back to me, and he said, 'I want to date you.' And I said, 'Give me my keys.' He gave me my keys, and I went about my business."
"I go out to my car. I was gonna open the door. And he held the door shut so I wouldn't open it. And he looks at me in my face and my eyes, and he says, 'I wanna go out with you, and you are gonna be mine.' And I says, 'No I'm not. Get out of my face.' He says, 'You are gonna be mine. You watch. You are gonna be mine.' "
"I was one night at Walmart with my daughter, and I was kneeling looking at something, and he kicked me. I looked up to him, and I said, 'Don't you ever kick me again.' He came out of nowhere."
"No, I wasn't afraid of him outside. There was no way he would see me out unless he saw me at Walmart. And at the courthouse -- that's the only places that I would frequent."

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